The rapidly increasing cost of fossil fuels and the visible signs of global warming are concentrating interest in renewable energy. The continuously expanding range of Hilton Renewable Energy products allow students to increase their understanding of the limitations and practical applications of green technologies. Hydrogen fuel cells, wind generators, photovoltaic and water heating solar panels, air and water heat pumps, refrigeration and power cycles with optional solar sources, all contribute to increasing student awareness of the many and varied options.

RE540E Solar Simulator

An optional solar array that can be attached to the panel to simulate incident solar radiation.

Requires the RE540 Hilton Photovoltaic Trainer for operation.

RE551 Flat Plate Solar energy Collector

A flat plate solar collector similar to those used for heating swimming pools or domestic hot water is mounted on an adjustable frame. The unit is designed for internal or external operation.

For internal operation an artificial solar source is available on application as an optional extra.

RE551A Flat Focusing Solar Collector

An optional flat focussing type solar collector RE551A is available that can be supplied to allow a comparison of performance of the two types of collector.

Requires the RE551 Flat Plate Solar Enery Collector for operation.

RE551B Solar Simulator

For environments where abundant solar radiation cannot be relied upon an optional solar simulator is available that requires connection to a local electrical  power supply.

Requires the RE551 Flat Plate Solar Enery Collector for operation.

RE570 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

The Hilton Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine RE570 allows students to investigate the performance of a typical small scale 3 phase to DC wind generator.

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